KISS: AMERICA’S # 1 GOLD RECORD AWARD WINNING GROUP OF ALL TIME STOPS IN MILWAUKEE AUGUST 8TH FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2016 “FREEDOM TO ROCK” TOUR
MILWAUKEE (April 8, 2016) – The BMO Harris Bradley Center (BMOHBC) announced today KISS is bringing their ‘Freedom to Rock Tour’ to hit Milwaukee on Monday, August 8th! Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10am. KISS joins the Center’s strong lineup for the 29th season joining Maroon 5 (Oct. 1, 2016), Carrie Underwood (October 5, 2016), 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions (October 14, 2016), and Keith Urban (Nov. 4, 2016).
“KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time,” said Steve Costello, the Center’s president and CEO. “They remain one of America’s top gold-record champions and have recorded 37 albums over 40 years, selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. Milwaukee will be ready to Rock & Roll All Night!”
The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years and four brand new cities as well. KISS specifically wanted to take the “Freedom To Rock” Tour to its fans in markets that haven’t had the chance to see them in some time or ever at all. This 35+ city tour will rock those markets and allow fans across the country to see America’s favorite rock band of all time, KISS.
Opening for KISS will be Recording Artist Caleb Johnson (American Idol Season 13 winner). The “Freedom To Rock” Tour is produced by: National Shows 2 (nationalshows2.com), Frank Productions (frankproductions.com), and CMoore Live (cmoorelive.com).
As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 “Samurai Son” with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z. Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia. Additionally, once a year the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (this year will be their 5th voyage). KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin' The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales. KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews. KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations. For more information, visit www.KissOnline.com.
ABOUT CALEB JOHNSON:
In the tradition of rock & roll’s most iconic performers, Caleb Johnson turns his own passion and unrest into music with a fierce and gut-punching but wildly uplifting emotional power. Winner of the thirteenth season of American Idol, the 24-year-old North Carolina native has already electrified audiences of millions with his commanding vocals and a fiery energy that honors his longtime love of all things rock! Johnson’s singing breakthrough happened at a high school talent show in his hometown of Asheville, when his performance of a Creedence Clearwater Revival song left the crowd floored. “When I heard the audience erupt, it just gave me the chills and I realized that making music was what I wanted to do with my life,” he says. “After that, I started singing every day and just immersed myself in the craft of performing and tried to hone that in. It was completely my passion.” Forming his first band in 2010 and spending the next few years touring regionally and cutting an album, Johnson made his way onto the thirteenth season of American Idol and eventually seized his victory by reworking songs from the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Faces, and the Rolling Stones with his deeply passionate delivery. For Caleb, this is a labor of love and a way to show his gratitude to all of the people that have supported him from his humble beginnings in Ashville, NC to winning season 13 of American Idol and beyond.
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE:
ONLINE at Ticketmaster.com
PHONE through Ticketmaster by calling 1 (800) 745-3000
IN-PERSON at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office on the corner of 4th St. & Highland Ave.
TICKETMASTER OUTLETS in various Wal-Mart Stores